McGrath Foundation Pink Day for Breast Cancer – Sunday 30th July.

Garden Suburb Football Club are hosting a PINK day in support of the McGrath Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness. With both the men’s and women’s teams playing, this is shaping up to be a huge day at the club. This cause is very close to our hearts and we hope to raise a great deal of much needed funds.

There will be champagne & strawberries available for $5 in addition to the usual range of amazing food and beverages available from the canteen. There will also be raffles throughout the day and the 100 Club.

Come along on the day and support the teams:
All Age Women
– 9:00 AM – H Grade Kick Off against Jesmond
– 10:30 AM – E Grade Kick Off against Belswans
– 12:00 PM – B Grade Kick Off against Cooks Hill

Zone League
– 11:00 AM – Third Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 12:45 PM – Reserve Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 2:30 PM – First Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC

You can also assist by donating – either on the day, or by visting:…/Garden…

Just click on the “Donate” button to make a donation and you will be emailed a tax-deductible receipt straight away. Every dollar makes a difference and you will be helping the McGrath Foundation place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.

To find out more about the McGrath Foundation, visit or

Info for anyone wanting to become a referee

For anyone considering becoming a referee, NNSW have passed on the following information.
Please see below details of an introductory level 4 referee course to communicate to your players & members.
To undertake this training program you must be at least 13 years of age and have successfully passed the online Laws of the Game within the past two years.
This training program is aimed at match officials officiating in junior and youth matches.
The program consists of theory modules, practical sessions and practical mentoring in matches as a referee and assistant referee.
Upon completion of all components referees will be officially qualified as a Level 4 Referee. The qualification is valid for a period of up to 4 years.
To complete the online component visit: . Once completed print your certificate & bring it with you to the course.
Course: Level 4 Referee (this is where all referees start)
Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility – 13 Park Rd Speers Point
To register click here
For any enquiries please contact Brad Carlin ( or Ross Hicks

Sponsors wanted for club AWAY strip

The club is in the process of purchasing two new Puma away kits to be set aside for big games such as FFA Cup, Womens State Cup, Semi Finals, Finals and Grand Finals.

To help pay for these two kits the club is seeking sponsors for the various spots available.

– Front Shirt
– Sleeves (x2)
– Back of shirt

Each of the two kits will have the same sponsors an we expect these kits to be in use for at least 5 seasons.

We need to have the shirt designs finalised next week, so if you are interested in being on these shirts, please get in touch with the club by email at Prices for sponsorship are negotiable, but will be given to the highest offer.

2017 Zone League Rd 1 and Junior Trial Day – Sat April 1

Saturday April 1 is set to be a huge day at the club with Round 1 of Zone Leagues Season on Lance Yorke, this game is also the Bypass Cup, and Junior trials taking place on Margaret West Playing field.

Please allow extra time to find a park as the grounds will be busier than usual.

Game times are as follows.

Margaret West Field
Under 6 Boys – 9am
Under 6 Girls – 10am
Under 7 Girls – 10am
Under 7 Boys – 11am
Under 8 Boys – 830am
Under 8 Girls – 930am
Under 9 Girls – 1030am
Under 9 Boys – 1130am
Under 10 Boys – 9am
Under 10 Girls – 10am
Under 11 Boys – 11am
Under 13 Boys – 830am
Under 14 Boys – 940am
Under 17 Boys – 1230pm
Over 35/1 – 2pm
Over 35/2 – 330pm

Lance Yorke
Under 13 Boys – 8:30am
Under 14 Boys -9:40am
Zone League 3rd – 11am
Zone League 2nd – 1245pm
Zone League 1st – 230pm

Junior Girls Wanted to Complete Mini-Roos Teams (U6, U7, U9, U11)

Following the registration period, the club still has vacancies in some of its junior girls teams.

We are currently on the lookout for junior girls in the following ages to allow us to completely fill our squads.

  • U6
  • U7
  • U9
  • U11

If you know anyone who may be interested please contact the club at

To register, please go to For assistance, check out our guide here. Self_Rego_2017

We will continue finalising numbers at the Tuesday night committee meeting and will advise of any vacancies in other teams. If you are a returning player (boy or girls) who hasn’t registered, please go online and register so you don’t miss out.

Garden Suburb FC receives a grant to realign number 3 field.

The club is pleased to announce that it has received a grant through the NSW Governments “Community Building Partnership Scheme” to realign the number 3 ground to provide a second full sized field with the same dimensions as Lance Yorke.

The new ground will run east-west and it is planned to leave the old goals in place for training.

Works will involve,

  • Relocation of the Cricket Pitch to the east.
  • Turfing of the old cricket pitch area.
  • Installation of fencing along the carpark end of the field.
  • Installation of new goal posts.

it is hoped that the creation of a second full sized pitch will allow for the load to be spread from Lance Yorke while also allowing additional Friday night matches.

Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Award

Congratulations to our Under 10’s Coach Shane McGowan who was the Macquarie Associations recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award for June.

The Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award is awarded monthly from April to September to a coach that makes a significant contribution to their team, club and/or community.

This is not aimed at results or winning, but a coach who provides a positive experience for all involved.

You can nominate a coach at

Garden Suburb FC Sponsorship

Its that time of the year that the Kingfishers are seeking club sponsors for the upcoming 2015 season.

We are a small community minded club an rely on local business to support our great club and in turn provide the best football environment possible to all teams in the club. From U6’s through to All Age and Zone Premier League, sponsorship assists the club in supporting the teams.

Sponsorships available range from

Playing Shirt Sponsorship

  • Zone Premier League (1st grade $1,500, Reserve Grade $1,250, 3rd Grade $1000, or all three grades for $3,000).
  • U6, 7, 8, 9 – $500 per age group.
  • U10 & 11 – $500 per team
  • U12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 – $600 per team.
  • All Age Men, Women and O35’s – $750 per team

Field Signage

  • $750 + cost of sign
  • For shirt sponsors, there is a discounted rate for field signage, refer to attached Sponsorship document)

Playing Shorts and Sleeve sponsorships are also available. For more info on pricing and benefits for sponsors, please view the attached pdf.

Garden Suburb FC will provide a tax invoice for all sponsorships.

Please contact Leonard Allen (President) on 0421 278 619 or Ryan Ansell (Treasurer) on 0400 394 170 or via email for more information.